Congdon School of Health Sciences
Physical Therapy

Accreditation Information

Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.


Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education  American Physical Therapy Association

SUMMARY OF ACTION: Effective July 22, 2016, the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education made the following decision regarding the physical therapist education program at High Point University: Grant CANDIDATE FOR ACCREDITATION

The High Point University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314.

phone: 703-706-3245


Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.

To Lodge a Complaint

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Physical therapy education programs in the United States are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), which works in conjunction with the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) to maintain the standards of the profession.

As High Point University proudly recognizes its recently awarded candidacy for accreditation, as a program standard and here-to moving forward, any stakeholder to include but not limited to, students, parents, patients, faculty, and other affiliated or non affiliated interests may LODGE A COMPLAINT  regarding the HPU DPT Program to the APTA or the CAPTE in order to report a wrongdoing or concern that directly involves student rights and privileges, patient/client rights, and privileges, and or public safety.

Complaints that fall outside of due process, for example, those complaints from prospective or enrolled students, clinical education sites, patients or external agencies should be directed in writing to Dr. Eric J Hegedus, Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Therapy at If the complaint that is being filed is against Dr Hegedus, then complaints can be addressed to Dr Daniel Erb, Dean, Congdon School of Health Sciences or to the offices of the Provost or President as the complainant sees fit. This policy is also available in the program handbook, which is available by request.

To contact CAPTE call 703-706-3242 or 703-683-6748 (TDD) or e-mail You may also contact or All complaints should be followed up by a written letter of complaint that is signed and dated.

USPS Mail should be sent to Dr. Sandra Wise, Senior Director of Education, CAPTE 1111 N. Fairfax St. Alexandria, VA 22314.


Physical Therapy at HPU

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